Coolmore America Handbook 2019
JUSTIFY (S CAT D ADDY ) Unbeaten Triple Crown winner
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PAGE STALLION FEE 4 AIR FORCE BLUE Triple Gr.1 winning champion 2YO $20,000 8 AMERICAN PHAROAH Champion 2YO and Triple Crown winner $110,000 14 CLASSIC EMPIRE Champion 2YO and Gr.1 winner at 3 $35,000 18 COMPETITIVE EDGE Brilliant Gr.1 winning 2YO $7,500 22 CUPID Impressive Gr.1 winner $12,500 26 FUSAICHI PEGASUS 77 Stakes winners worldwide $7,500 30 JUSTIFY Undefeated Triple Crown winner $150,000 36 LOOKIN AT LUCKY Champion racehorse & proven Gr.1 sire $17,500 40 MENDELSSOHN Gr.1 winner at 2 and Gr.2 winner at 3 TBA 46 MO TOWN Gr.2 winner at 2 and Gr.1 winner at 3 $12,500 52 MUNNINGS Top sprinter and a proven Gr.1 sire $20,000 56 PRACTICAL JOKE Top-class Gr.1 winner at 2 and 3 $30,000 60 TALE OF THE CAT Proven Gr.1 sire $25,000 64 UNCLE MO One of the very best sires in America $125,000 70 VANCOUVER Unbeaten Gr.1-winning Champion 2YO $15,000 74 VERRAZANO Record-breaking Haskell winner $15,000 New New New
Triple Gr.1-winning champion 2YO
Won from 6f. to 7f.
• Timeform 128p - the highest-rated juvenile ever from the DANZIG sire line. • The only 2YO in Europe since 2001 to win 3 consecutive Gr.1 races! • The best juvenile by Gr.1 sire of sires WAR FRONT . • From the family of champion 2yo Flanders & champion 3yo Surfside .
Air Force Blue wins the Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 by 3¼ lengths in a faster time than the top sires Frankel , Teofilo , Shamardal etc.
AIR FORCE BLUE Dark Bay or Brown Horse; foaled 2013
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Rubiano Lara's Star Wavering Monarch Carlotta Maria Seeking the Gold Starlet Storm
War Front ..............................
AIR FORCE BLUE
Circle of Gold........................
By WAR FRONT (2002). Black-type winner of $424,205, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup H. [G2] (SAR, $124,920), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 9 crops of racing age, 652 foals, 497 starters, 76 black-type winners, 355 winners of 984 races and earning $54,899,723, 3 champions, includ- ing Lines of Battle [G1] ($1,286,753), U S Navy Flag [G1] (hwt., $1,128,302), Air Force Blue [G1] (hwt., $844,919), Declaration of War [G1] (hwt., $1,847,489), Fog Of War [G1] , War Command [G1] etc. 1st dam Chatham , by Maria's Mon. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $156,431, 2nd Esplanade S. [L] (FG, $20,000), 3rd Instant Racing Breeders' Cup S. [L] (OP, $10,000). Dam of 6 foals, 4 winners, including-- AIR FORCE BLUE (c. by War Front). Black-type winner, below. Soleil de Paris (c. by Lemon Drop Kid). 3 wins at 3 and 4, 2018, ¥33,658,- 000, in Japan. (Total: $302,764). 2nd dam CIRCLE OF GOLD, by Seeking the Gold. Unraced. Sister to FLANDERS . Dam of-- Chatham (f. by Maria's Mon). Black-type-placed winner, above. Starlight Tiara. Placed at 3, $9,750. Dam of 2 winners, including-- SURFSIDE TIARA (f. by Scat Daddy). 2 wins at 2, $109,125, Anoakia S. (SA, $44,100). Lost Gold. Unraced. Dam of 2 foals, both winners, including-- MISS DOUBLE D'ORO (f. by Medaglia d'Oro). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $219,242, Arboretum II S. (SA, $47,700), Wine Country S. (SR, $32,950), 2nd Sen- ator Ken Maddy S. [G3] (SA, $20,000), Mizdirection S. (SA, $15,800), 3rd Giant's Causeway S. [L] (KEE, $10,000), Wishing Well S. (SA, $9,252). 3rd dam STARLET STORM, by Storm Bird. 2 wins in 2 starts at 3, $35,200. Sister to STORM STAR [G3] , half-sister to SYOURINOMEGAMI (Total: $2,292,- 723), Choctaw Ridge [G3] ($87,651, sire). Dam of 8 winners, incl.-- FLANDERS . 4 wins in 5 starts at 2, $805,000, champion 2-year-old filly, Breed- ers' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1] , etc. Dam of SURFSIDE [G1] (8 wins, $1,852,- 987, champion 3-year-old filly, Santa Anita Oaks [G1] ,dam of IRISH SURF [G3] , $278,945; Shark [L], $183,076, etc.; granddam of HIGH CELEBRITY [G3] ($134,330)), BATTLE PLAN [G2] ($373,143, sire), Flanders Fields ($135,631, sire). Granddam of OPEN WATER [G2] ($310,366, dam of RAUCOUS [L] ($113,260)), HOLY REINA (Total: $37,874), Island Warrior [G3] ($378,950), etc. Black-type-placed winners: Late Edition [G2] (sire), Cobb's Creek [L] (sire). RACE RECORD: In Ireland. At 2, hwt. colt at 2 on European and Irish Hand., 3 wins (Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. [G1] , Keeneland Phoenix S. [G1] ) in 3 starts. Earned € 331,420. In England. At 2, one win (Dewhurst S. [G1] ), once 2nd (Coventry S. [G2] ) in 2 starts. Earned £309,350. (Total: $844,919).
GSW’S BY AIR FORCE BLUE'S SIRE WAR FRONT INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE AIR FORCE BLUE Maria's Mon Seeking The Gold Gr.1 AMERICAN PATRIOT Tiznow Notebook Gr.1 AVENGE Woodman Nijinsky Gr.1 BRAVE ANNA Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 DATA LINK Known Fact Deputy Minister Gr.1 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy Gone West Gr.1 FOG OF WAR Galileo Dynaformer Gr.1 HIT IT A BOMB Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 HOMESMAN Red Ransom His Majesty Gr.1 JACK MILTON Forty Niner Believe it Gr.1 LANCASTER BOMBER Indian Ridge Warning Gr.1 HELENE SUPER STAR Arch His Majesty Gr.1 PEACE AND WAR Smart Strike Gilded Time Gr.1 ROLY POLY Galileo Storm Cat Gr.1 SUMMER SOIREE Mazel Trick Silver Hawk Gr.1 THE FACTOR Miswaki Icecapade Gr.1 U S NAVY FLAG Galileo Storm Cat Gr.1 WAR COMMAND Red Ransom His Majesty Gr.1 WAR FLAG Arch His Majesty Gr.1 BASHART Clever Trick Inverness Drive Gr.2 CAMBODIA Smart Strike Known Fact Gr.2 DEPARTING Pulpit Forty Niner Gr.2 ON LEAVE A.P. Indy Spectacular Bid Gr.2 PONTCHATRAIN Housebuster Mr Prospector Gr.2 SOLDAT Coronado's Quest Apalachee Gr.2 SPIRIT OF VALOR Grindstone Known Fact Gr.2 STATE OF PLAY Procida Nijinsky Gr.2 SUMMER FRONT El Prado Cherokee Colony Gr.2 WAR DANCER Alydeed Silver Hawk Gr.2 WAR DECREE Street Cry Royal Applause Gr.2 DREAM AWHILE Montjeu Hansel Gr.3 FIRE AWAY Unbridled Private Account Gr.3 HAKAM Arch Smart Strike Gr.3 INTELLIGENCE CROSS Unbridled's Song Jade Hunter Gr.3 JOURNEY HOME A.P. Indy Pleasant Colony Gr.3 LONG ISLAND SOUND Pulpit Kris S. Gr.3 LULL Tiznow Quiet American Gr.3 NATIVE BOMBSHELL Pulpit Storm Cat Gr.3 PEACE PRESERVER Forty Niner Believe It Gr.3 ROYAL ARTILLERY Dynaformer Mr Prospector Gr.3 WAR CORRESPONDENT Rahy Gone West Gr.3 WAR DISPATCH Unbridled's Song Arch Gr.3 MATING SUGGESTIONS: Excellence as a two-year-old has been the hallmark of many of Coolmore America’s most successful stallions, such as Storm Bird, Giant’s Causeway, Scat Daddy and Uncle Mo. Whereas Giant’s Causeway was rated the second-best juvenile in Europe, with a Timeform rating of 119p, Air Force Blue was Europe’s best two-year-old with an outstanding 6
rating of 128p , after winning three consecutive Gr.1 races. He took the Phoenix Stakes over six furlongs and both the National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes over seven. Few colts have succeeded in winning both the National Stakes and the Dewhurst but one of them was Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird. A $490,000 yearling, Air Force Blue comes from the sixth crop by War Front. Although the previous five had all been sired at fees of $15,000 or less, the son of Danzig has amassed an impressive percentage of Graded/Group winners, with 42 among his 652 foals of racing age. This equates to a world-class figure of over 6 per cent and War Front seems destined to follow in Danzig’s footsteps as an important sire of sires. Although Air Force Blue made his name on turf, both his parents and both his grandsires did all their winning on dirt, so he is entitled to prove as versatile as War Front regarding his progeny’s surface requirements. His second dam, Circle of Gold, is a sister to Flanders, America’s champion 2yo filly of 1994 and dam of champion Surfside. Air Force Blue has the advantage of having none of the SEATTLE SLEW blood which helped his family produce multiple Gr.1 winner Surfside. War Front has Graded winners from mares by A.P. INDY and his son PULPIT , achieving an impressive 20 per cent black-type winners with daughters of PULPIT . This suggests daughters of TAPIT could work as they would produce two lines to FAPPIANO and two to Tapit’s second dam Ruby Slippers. War Front has several good winners inbred 2x4 to DANZIG , including Gr.1 winners War Flag, Hit It A Bomb and Brave Anna. Some of these winners have dams by ARCH , who was out of a DANZIG mare. Air Force Blue has plenty of scope to shine with mares from the prolific male line of MR PROSPECTOR . War Front has Gr.1 winners out of mares by FORTY NINER , MISWAKI , SMART STRIKE and WOODMAN . Other sons of War Front have already sired Graded winners from daughters of GULCH , SPEIGHTSTOWN , CITY ZIP , Forty Niner’s grandson TRIPPI and STREET SENSE . The FAPPIANO branch is another attractive option, as War Front has four black-type winners from his first 23 foals out of UNBRIDLED’S SONG mares, as well as a Gr.2 winner from a GRINDSTONE mare. Air Force Blue is well worth trying with mares by Mr Prospector’s grandsons, such as STREET CRY (War Front has two black-type winners from his first seven foals) and ELUSIVE QUALITY . War Front has two Gr.1 two-year-old winners out of a SADLER’S WELLS mare and three Gr.1 winners out of GALILEO mares, including the 2018 2yo Fog of War and the triple Gr.1 winner U S Navy Flag. He also has a Gr.2 winner out of an EL PRADO mare and a Gr.3 winner with a MONTJEU dam. Mares by MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY are a likeable option and Air Force Blue merits a chance with GALILEO mares. At least seven other grandsons of Danzig have sired Gr.1 winners from STORM CAT line mares, including from daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , HENNESSY , TALE OF THE CAT and FOREST WILDCAT . War Front has Graded winners from mares by two BLUSHING GROOM line stallions including RAHY . War Front has Graded winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER and RED RANSOM , and from mares by ARCH , a son of KRIS S . He also has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with second dams by SILVER HAWK .
“ AIR FORCE BLUE was a 2YO champion, was very fast, was a grand-looking horse, and is out of what I think was one of Bill Young's best families. None of us know for sure, but I'd look for him to have a big chance... I'm going to breed a couple more mares to him this year, based on what I've seen so far [of his stock].” Air Force Blue’s breeder Arthur Hancock , PaulickReport.com , 02/27/18
Won 8 Gr.1’s by a combined 38¼ lengths
Won from 7f. to 1 ½ m.
An all-time great on the track and now his first crop are making their mark. Leading 2018 Sires of Yearlings (by average price for stallions standing in North America) R ANK N AME 2019 FEE R ING S OLD A VG .
1 War Front $250,000 31 21 $760,116 2 Medaglia d’Oro $200,000 54 43 $608,490 3 Tapit $225,000 41 33 $591,969 4 * AMERICAN PHAROAH $110,000 80 63 $466,175 5 Curlin $175,000 52 40 $456,300 6 Pioneerof the Nile $110,000 50 36 $394,833 Source TDN, Oct. 18 *denotes a first crop sire
AMERICAN PHAROAH Bay Horse; foaled 2012
Unbridled Toussaud Lord At War (ARG) Castle Eight Storm Cat Key Phrase
Pioneerof the Nile ................
Star of Goshen......................
Littleprincessemma .............. (2006)
Ecliptical Zetta Jet
By PIONEEROF THE NILE (2006). Black-type winner of $1,634,200, CashCall Futurity [G1] (HOL, $400,000), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 6 crops of racing age, 530 foals, 342 starters, 21 black-type winners, 236 winners of 533 races and earning $32,799,004, 4 champions, including American Pharoah (Triple Crown, $8,650,300, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), etc.), Classic Empire ($2,520,220, Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,- 100,000), etc.), and of Midnight Storm [G1] ($1,783,110), Cairo Prince [G1] . 1st dam LITTLEPRINCESSEMMA, by Yankee Gentleman. Unplaced in 2 starts. Brood- mare of the year in 2015. Dam of 5 foals, all winners, including-- AMERICAN PHAROAH (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Horse of the year, below. CHASING YESTERDAY (f. by Tapit). 2 wins in 3 starts at 2, 2018, $84,250, Anoakia S. (SA, $46,500). American Cleopatra (f. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner at 2, $98,519, 2nd Del Mar Debutante S. [G1] (DMR, $60,000). St Patrick's Day (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner in 2 starts at 2, $48,000, in N.A./U.S.; placed at 3, 2018, € 18,300, in Ireland, 2nd Renaissance S. [G3] , 3rd Dubai Duty Free MillenniumMillionaire Celebration S. (Total: $69,300). 2nd dam EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE , by Ecliptical. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $27,281, Florida Thor- oughbred Charities S.-R (OTC, $15,000). Set ncr at Atlantic City. Dam of-- STORM WOLF (c. by Stormin Fever). 3 wins in 5 starts at 3, $147,840, Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G2] (HOL, $90,000). Sire. MISTY ROSETTE (f. by Stormin Fever). 4 wins in 8 starts at 2 and 3, $184,- 021, Old Hat S. [G3] (GP, $60,000), Crank It Up S. (MTH, $33,000), Sandpiper S. (TAM, $27,000), 3rd Darley Test S. [G1] (SAR, $25,000), Forward Gal S. [G2] (GP, $16,500). Producer. Vintage Red. 2 wins at 3, $73,584. Dam of 5 winners, including-- Red Raffles (g. by Bold n' Flashy). 5 wins, 3 to 5, $309,125, in Canada, 2nd Vice Regent S.-R (WO, $25,000), 3rd Achievement S.-R (WO, $16,500), Deputy Minister S.-R (WO, $13,750). (Total: $290,530). Lea's Moon. 2 wins, $124,211, in Canada. (Total: $120,622). Dam of Ellas My Love (c. by Pool Play, to 3, 2018, Total: $99,388, 3rd OLG/ OR Simcoe S.-R (WO, $20,000), Bold Ruckus S.-R (WO, $11,000)). RACE RECORD: At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 2 wins (Del Mar Futurity [G1] (DMR, $180,000), FrontRunner S. [G1] (SA, $180,000)) in 3 starts; at 3, horse of the year, champion 3-year-old colt, Triple Crown, 7 wins (Ken- tucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $900,000), Belmont S. [G1] (BEL, $800,000), Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] (KEE, $2,750,000)-ntr, 1 1/4 mi. in 2:00, Haskell Invitational S. [G1] (MTH, $1,100,000), Arkansas Derby [G1] (OP, $600,000), Rebel S. [G2] (OP, $450,000)), once 2nd (Travers S. [G1] (SAR, $270,000)) in 8 starts. Totals: 9 wins, once 2nd in 11 starts. Earned $8,650,300.
SALES YEARLINGS FROM HIS FIRST CROP IN 2018 INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PURCHASER US$ KINDLE c. Indian Charlie Godolphin 2,200,000 CRISP c. El Corredor Danox Co. Ltd. 1,600,000 BSHARPSONATA c. Pulpit Oxo Equine LLC 1,400,000 LIFE AT TEN f. Malibu Moon Oxo Equine LLC 1,200,000 PRETTY 'N SMART f. Beau Genius M.V. Magnier 1,200,000 PARTY SILKS c. Touch Gold M.V. Magnier/Bob Baffert 1,000,000 MARBRE ROSE f. Smart Strike Deuce Greathouse 970,000 FUNNY FEELING f. Harlan's Holiday John C. Oxley 875,000 SHAWARA f. Barathea M.V. Magnier 860,000 DANCING TRIESTE c. Old Trieste David Redvers 800,000 RAGTIME HOPE c. Dixieland Band Zayat Stables LLC 800,000 UP c. Galileo M.V. Magnier & White Birch Farm 750,000 LEADING PERFORMERS BY PIONEEROF THE NILE INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE AMERICAN PHAROAH Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1 CLASSIC EMPIRE Cat Thief Miswaki Gr.1 MIDNIGHT STORM Bertrando Darby Creek Road Gr.1 CAIRO PRINCE Holy Bull Accipiter Gr.2 JOJO WARRIOR Carson City Deputy Minister Gr.2 CASH CONTROL Mt Livermore Roberto Gr.3 DARK NILE Bernardini Chief 's Crown Gr.3 INSTA ERMA Woodman El Gran Senor Gr.3 LEVANTE LION Ghostzapper Dynaformer Gr.3 VINCEREMOS More Than Ready Double Zeus Gr.3 CONQUEST TOP GUN Jump Start Relaunch SW COURTIER Touch Gold A.P. Indy SW DONTMESSWITHJOANNE Doneraile Court Smarten SW EIGHTH WONDER Pioneering Magesterial SW HAIL TO THE NILE Fly So Free Never Tabled SW HIEROGLYPHICS Limehouse Mountain Cat SW PRINCESSOF THE NYL Bernardini Deputy Minister SW SISTER BLUES Wild Again Cure The Blues SW AMERICAN CLEOPATRA Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1-pl CATCH MY DRIFT Yonaguska Tabasco Cat Gr.1-pl CONQUEST COBRA Silver Deputy Ogygian Gr.1-pl MISSISSIPPI Storm Cat Mr Prospector Gr.1-pl MOTHER MOTHER Lion Hearted Topsider Gr.1-pl SOCIAL INCLUSION Saint Ballado Runaway Groom Gr.1-pl COLTANDMISSISSIPPI Forest Wildcat Silver Deputy Gr.2-pl NERO Stormy Atlantic War Gr.2-pl RIVER DANCER Theatrical Clever Trick Gr.2-pl COLONIST Bluegrass Cat Fortunate Prospect Gr.3-pl IRISH FREEDOM Smart Strike Danzig Gr.3-pl JUST WHISTLE Street Cry A.P. Indy Gr.3-pl MARGARET REAY Include Tour d'Or Gr.3-pl
PIONEEROF THE WEST Forestry Affirmed Gr.3-pl ST PATRICK'S DAY Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.3-pl MATING SUGGESTIONS: American Pharoah was so impressive in winning the Gr.1 Del Mar Futurity and Gr.1 FrontRunner Stakes that the compilers of the Experimental Free Handicap awarded him joint-top weight with the BC Juvenile winner and it was American Pharoah who secured the Eclipse Award. The following season he justified all the confidence shown in him by becoming the first Triple Crown winner for 37 years. In the process he showed all the talent, versatility, durability and courage which entitle him the greatest of respect as a stallion. His pedigree is a blend of speed and stamina, as his dam Littleprincessemma is closely related to Storm Wolf (Gr.2 winner over 7f) and Misty Rosette (Gr.3 winner over 6½f). American Pharoah’s bloodlines allow him tremendous scope. Mr Prospector will be back in the sixth generation of his foals and his pedigree is free of such as A.P. INDY , SEATTLE SLEW , DANZIG , SADLER’S WELLS , DEPUTY MINISTER , ROBERTO and HALO . Even STORM CAT will be back in the fourth generation of his foals and FAPPIANO in the fifth, allowing a second line. Empire Maker sired Gr.1 winners from mares by three different sons of SEATTLE SLEW , including Royal Delta from an A.P. INDY mare. Altogether he sired 8% black-type winners from daughters of A.P. INDY . Empire Maker’s son Bodemeister has sired American Anthem from an A.P. INDY mare and Once On Whiskey from a MINESHAFT mare. American Pharoah must be a prime candidate for daughters of A.P. INDY and his sons such as PULPIT , MALIBU MOON and MINESHAFT . His high-priced first-crop yearlings included a $1.4m colt with a PULPIT dam and a $1.2m filly with a MALIBU MOON dam. He also had an $800,000 colt with a dam by A.P. Indy’s son OLD TRIESTE . Daughters of TAPIT would create 4x4 to UNBRIDLED while BERNARDINI is broodmare sire of Pioneerof The Nile’s Gr.3 winner Dark Nile. Empire Maker sired 15% black-type winners from daughters of SEEKING THE GOLD . There are numerous other options from this MR PROSPECTOR male line, including KINGMAMBO , CARSON CITY , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DISTORTED HUMOR , SPEIGHTSTOWN (4x4 to Storm Cat) and STREET CRY . EL CORREDOR , a grandson of GONE WEST , is the broodmare sire of two high-priced first crop yearlings by American Pharoah. Mares by sons of Storm Cat create only 4x3 to STORM CAT . This is well worth trying, as Empire Maker sired Bodemeister and In Lingerie from daughters of STORM CAT . Pioneerof The Nile also sired the champion 2yo Classic Empire from a grand-daughter of STORM CAT . American Pharoah’s high-priced yearlings included youngsters with dams by CAT THIEF and DISCREET CAT , and two with second dams by STORM CAT , while the high-priced colt out of Crisp is inbred 4x4 to STORM CAT . Empire Maker sired a Gr.1 winner from a mare by DANZIG , plus Gr.2 winners from mares by Danzig’s sons BELONG TO ME and PINE BLUFF . This suggests American Pharoah could thrive with mares by other dirt performers by DANZIG , such as WAR FRONT , HARD SPUN and EXCHANGE RATE . American Pharoah’s first crop includes three out of mares by GALILEO , two sold for $750,000 and $675,000. EL PRADO and his sons MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY are other members of the SADLER’S WELLS line. A mare by TOUCH GOLD is the dam of a $1m colt by American Pharoah. This suggests daughters of AWESOME AGAIN , DEHERE and GHOSTZAPPER , especially when Pioneerof The Nile has a Gr.3-winning juvenile with a dam by GHOSTZAPPER . Pioneerof The Nile sired Gr.3 winner Vinceremos from a MORE THAN READY mare and Preakness third Social Inclusion from a SAINT BALLADO mare. American Pharoah’s high-priced first crop yearlings included a $525,000 colt with a MORE THAN READY dam and an $800,000 colt with a second dam by SOUTHERN HALO . Bodemeister sired the Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming from a mare by IN EXCESS . In Excess’s son INDIAN CHARLIE sired the dam of American Pharoah’s $2.2m first-crop yearling. This suggests that daughters of UNCLE MO will also prove to be extremely fruitful with American Pharoah.
“The American Pharoahs are unbelievable” Mark Casse
“We are such big American Pharoah fans right now,” he said. “His babies are looking fantastic. We have several foals that we bred on the farm that we love; a couple yearlings, a couple weanlings and we are breeding probably five back because we think they are so nice.” ... From what he has seen, Hartley believes American Pharoah’s offspring will develop quickly. “They just have that look to them,” he said. “...I think there is a lot of potential for that stallion to be something fantastic.” Randy Hartley , TDN, August 12, 2018
Keeneland Sales President Bill Thomason on American Pharoah’s first yearlings. September 19, 2018 “I’ve never seen anything like this and I’ve been in the business 38 years”
Like many other buyers, bloodstock agent Liz Crow liked what she saw in the American Pharoahs. “All of them had lots of class” she said… Cromwell Bloodstock’s Gatewood Bell said “… the four I bought were lovely… American Pharoah is stamping them with quality and athleticism.” October 13, 2018
Champion 2YO with a stallion’s pedigree
Won from 4 ½ f. to 1 1 / 8 m.
Just like American Pharoah… Dual Gr.1-winning champion 2YO Impressive Gr.1-winning 3YO Bred on the same Pioneerof the Nile/Storm Cat cross From the family of… Harlan’s Holiday (74 SW’s including leading sire Into Mischief ) Boldnesian (grandsire of champion sire Seattle Slew ) Ride The Rails (sire of the leading sire Candy Ride )
Classic Empire shows his class in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1
CLASSIC EMPIRE Bay Colt; foaled 2014
Unbridled Toussaud Lord At War (ARG) Castle Eight Storm Cat Train Robbery Miswaki Forever Waving
Pioneerof the Nile ................
Star of Goshen......................
Sambuca Classica................ (2004)
In Her Glory ..........................
By PIONEEROF THE NILE (2006). Black-type winner of $1,634,200, CashCall Futurity [G1] (HOL, $400,000), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 6 crops of racing age, 530 foals, 342 starters, 21 black-type winners, 236 winners of 533 races and earning $32,799,004, 4 champions, including American Pharoah (Triple Crown, $8,650,300, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), etc.), Classic Empire ($2,520,220, Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,- 100,000), etc.), and of Midnight Storm [G1] ($1,783,110), Cairo Prince [G1] . 1st dam SAMBUCA CLASSICA, by Cat Thief. Placed at 3, $8,663, in Canada. (Total: $13,896). Dam of 5 foals, all winners, including-- CLASSIC EMPIRE (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Champion, below. ANYTIMEMAGIC (g. by Fusaichi Pegasus). 15 wins, 2 to 6, $202,945, Lost in the Fog S. (GG, $30,450), Everett Nevin Alameda County S.-R (PLN, $33,150). UPTOWN TWIRL (f. by Twirling Candy). 4 wins at 2 and 3, $170,714, Surf- side S. (LRC, $45,000), Pleasanton Oaks (OTP, $31,500), 2nd Anoakia S. (SA, $14,700). Exclamation Point (c. by Concord Point). 3 wins in 3 starts at 3, 2018, $139,200. 2nd dam IN HER GLORY , by Miswaki. 6 wins, 2 to 4, $199,244, Garland of Roses S. (AQU, $28,740), 3rd Acorn S. [G1] , Gazelle H. [G1] , Davona Dale S. [G3] . Half-sister to Uncharted Waters (3 wins, $117,290, 3rd Revidere S. (MTH, $3,85). Dam of 10 foals to race, 7 winners, including-- Seattle Glory (c. by Seattle Slew). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $109,150, 3rd Skip Trial S. (MTH, $5,500). Combanchera (f. by Seattle Slew). 2 wins at 2, $87,235, 2nd Maid of the Mist S.-R (BEL, $20,000), 3rd East View S.-R (AQU, $8,885). Dam of-- BAY PARK BOY (g. by Johannesburg). 3 wins at 2 and 4, $166,567, Aspi- rant S.-R (FL, $75,832), 3rd New York Breeders' Futurity-R (FL, $26,088). Emblem's Glory. Winner at 3, $19,436. Dam of 5 foals, all winners, incl.-- Atrevete (g. by Artie Schiller). 3 wins at 2 and 3, $21,382, 3rd Clasico Jose Coll Vidal S. Forever Sunshine. Unraced. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, including-- BRONX BEAUTY (f. by Liaison). 5 wins in 7 starts at 2 and 3, 2018, $255,- 420, Jose L. Flores Memorial S. (PRX, $60,000), Colleen S. (MTH, $34,- 200), Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies S.-R (PEN, $60,000), etc. RACE RECORD: At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 4 wins (Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,100,000), Claiborne Breeders' Futurity [G1] (KEE, $300,000), Bashford Manor S. [G3] (CD, $59,520)) in 5 starts; at 3, one win (Arkansas Derby [G1] (OP, $600,000)), once 2nd (Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $300,- 000)), once 3rd (Lambholm South Holy Bull S. [G2] (GP, $34,300)). Totals: 5 wins, once 2nd, once 3rd in 9 starts. Earned $2,520,220.
LEADING WINNERS BY CLASSIC EMPIRE'S SIRE PIONEEROF THE NILE INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE AMERICAN PHAROAH Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1 CLASSIC EMPIRE Cat Thief Miswaki Gr.1 MIDNIGHT STORM Bertrando Darby Creek Road Gr.1 CAIRO PRINCE Holy Bull Accipiter Gr.2 JOJO WARRIOR Carson City Deputy Minister Gr.2 CASH CONTROL Mt Livermore Roberto Gr.3 DARK NILE Bernardini Chief 's Crown Gr.3 INSTA ERMA Woodman El Gran Senor Gr.3 LEVANTE LION Ghostzapper Dynaformer Gr.3 VINCEREMOS More Than Ready Double Zeus Gr.3 CONQUEST TOP GUN Jump Start Relaunch SW COURTIER Touch Gold A.P. Indy SW DONTMESSWITHJOANNE Doneraile Court Smarten SW EIGHTH WONDER Pioneering Magesterial SW HAIL TO THE NILE Fly So Free Never Tabled SW HIEROGLYPHICS Limehouse Mountain Cat SW PRINCESSOF THE NYL Bernardini Deputy Minister SW SISTER BLUES Wild Again Cure The Blues SW AMERICAN CLEOPATRA Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1-pl CATCH MY DRIFT Yonaguska Tabasco Cat Gr.1-pl CONQUEST COBRA Silver Deputy Ogygian Gr.1-pl MISSISSIPPI Storm Cat Mr Prospector Gr.1-pl MOTHER MOTHER Lion Hearted Topsider Gr.1-pl SOCIAL INCLUSION Saint Ballado Runaway Groom Gr.1-pl COLTANDMISSISSIPPI Forest Wildcat Silver Deputy Gr.2-pl NERO Stormy Atlantic War Gr.2-pl RIVER DANCER Theatrical Clever Trick Gr.2-pl COLONIST Bluegrass Cat Fortunate Prospect Gr.3-pl IRISH FREEDOM Smart Strike Danzig Gr.3-pl JUST WHISTLE Street Cry A.P. Indy Gr.3-pl MARGARET REAY Include Tour d'Or Gr.3-pl PIONEEROF THE WEST Forestry Affirmed Gr.3-pl ST PATRICK'S DAY Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.3-pl MATING SUGGESTIONS: When the voters nominated their 2016 Eclipse Award champions, Classic Empire took the 2-year-old male title with a landslide 248 votes out of a possible 248. It is fair to say that he dominated his generation throughout the year, from the moment he made a winning debut three days before the Kentucky Derby. From then on it was Graded stakes only and he remained unbeaten, except for the time he lost his rider in the Gr.1 Hopeful Stakes. Fast enough to take the Gr.3 Bashford Manor Stakes over six furlongs in early July, Classic Empire was much the best in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Futurity and he showed courage as well as class in repelling Not This Time’s challenge in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Despite this demanding juvenile campaign, Classic Empire trained on well, notably taking the Gr.1 Arkansas Derby and being beaten only a head in the Gr.1 Preakness. He also has the pedigree of a potentially high-class stallion. He is bred along similar lines to Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, as both were sired by Pioneerof The Nile from grand-daughters of Storm Cat. He also shares the 16
same sire as Cairo Prince, who already has a Graded winner among his first-crop runners. Like American Pharoah, Classic Empire enjoys the significant benefit of having a pedigree free of such as A.P. INDY , SEATTLE SLEW , DANZIG , SADLER’S WELLS , DEPUTY MINISTER , ROBERTO and HALO . His two lines to Mr Prospector will be no closer than the fifth and sixth generations of his foals’ pedigrees. Even Storm Cat will be back in the fourth generation and Fappiano in the fifth, allowing a second line to either. Empire Maker sired Gr.1 winners from mares by three different sons of SEATTLE SLEW , including the three-time champion Royal Delta from an A.P. INDY mare. Altogether he sired 8% black-type winners from daughters of A.P. INDY . Empire Maker’s son Bodemeister has sired the fast Gr.2 winner American Anthem from an A.P. INDY mare and the Gr.3 winner Once On Whiskey from a MINESHAFT mare. Classic Empire must be a prime candidate for daughters of A.P. INDY and his sons, especially those which combine A.P. INDY with MR PROSPECTOR , such as PULPIT , MALIBU MOON and MINESHAFT . The similarly-bred American Pharoah had a $1.2m first-crop colt with a PULPIT dam and a $1.2m filly with a MALIBU MOON dam. Daughters of TAPIT create 4x4 to the powerful classic influence UNBRIDLED . Daughters of BERNARDINI , broodmare sire of Pioneerof The Nile’s Gr.3 winner Dark Nile, should also help Classic Empire sire potential Triple Crown performers. An American Pharoah filly which sold very well in France is inbred 4x4 to UNBRIDLED . Classic Empire’s yearling half-sister by CANDY RIDE sold for $775,000 in 2018. Empire Maker sired 15% black-type winners from daughters of SEEKING THE GOLD . There are numerous other options from this MR PROSPECTOR male line, including KINGMAMBO , CARSON CITY , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DISTORTED HUMOR , SPEIGHTSTOWN (4x4 to Storm Cat) and STREET CRY . EL CORREDOR , a grandson of GONE WEST , is the broodmare sire of two high-priced first crop yearlings by American Pharoah. Mares by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and other sons of Storm Cat, such as FOREST WILDCAT , BLUEGRASS CAT , STORMY ATLANTIC and YANKEE GENTLEMAN , create only 4x3 to STORM CAT . This is well worth trying as Empire Maker sired Bodemeister and In Lingerie from daughters of STORM CAT . Empire Maker sired a Gr.1 winner from a mare by Danzig, plus Gr.2 winners from mares by Danzig’s sons BELONG TO ME and PINE BLUFF . This suggests Classic Empire could thrive with mares by other dirt performers by DANZIG , such as WAR FRONT , HARD SPUN and EXCHANGE RATE . EL PRADO and his sons MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY represent the SADLER’S WELLS line, as does the great GALILEO , whose daughters produced American Pharoah yearlings which sold for $750,000 and $675,000. Empire Maker and Pioneerof The Nile have both sired black-type winners from a daughter of TOUCH GOLD . Pioneerof The Nile has a Gr.3-winning juvenile with a dam by GHOSTZAPPER . Pioneerof The Nile sired the Gr.3 winner Vinceremos from a MORE THAN READY mare and Preakness third Social Inclusion from a SAINT BALLADO mare. HOLY BULL is the broodmare sire of Cairo Prince, another of Pioneerof The Nile’s best sons.
❝ one of the most impressive performances ever seen in the BC Juvenile ~ Steve Haskin , Blood Horse.com, October 20, 2017
❝ Classic Empire restores Kentucky Derby hopes with powerful Arkansas Derby win ~ Brisnet.com
Won his first 4 starts by nearly 29 lengths !
Won from 6f. to 1m.
Exceptional Gr.1-winning 2YO. 1 st Hopeful S.-Gr.1 by 5¾ lengths, pictured Record-breaking 3YO. 1 st Pat Day Mile Stakes-Gr.3 by 4½ lengths in stakes record time. First yearlings in 2018 have sold for $160,000, $160,000, $150,000 etc.
COMPETITIVE EDGE Bay Horse; foaled 2012
Wavering Monarch Carlotta Maria A.P. Indy Get Lucky Seeking the Gold Seaside Attraction Dehere Synformer
Super Saver ..........................
Cape Town ............................
Magdalena's Chase.............. (2005)
By SUPER SAVER (2007). Classic winner of $1,889,766, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,425,200), etc. Sire of 5 crops of racing age, 549 foals, 367 starters, 16 black-type winners, 233 winners of 549 races and earning $17,320,180, including champion Runhappy ($1,496,250, Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] (KEE, $820,000)-ntr, etc.), and of Competitive Edge ($519,280, Hopeful S. [G1] (SAR, $210,000), etc.), Embellish the Lace ($441,540, Al- abama S. [G1] (SAR, $360,000)), Inside Straight [G2] (9 wins, $813,651). 1st dam Magdalena's Chase , by Cape Town. 9 wins, 2 to 4, $205,338, 2nd Flashy Lady S. (RP, $10,000), 3rd Remington Park Filly and Mare Sprint S. [L] (RP, $11,000), Bold Ego H. (SUN, $5,000). Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, including-- COMPETITIVE EDGE (c. by Super Saver). Black-type winner, below. 2nd dam ILLUMINANCE, by Dehere. 2 wins at 3, $48,410. Dam of 4 winners, including- Magdalena's Chase (f. by Cape Town). Black-type-placed winner, above. 3rd dam SYNFORMER, by Sovereign Dancer. Unplaced in 1 start. Dam of-- WILD SYN . 3 wins at 3, $358,174, Blue Grass S. [G2] , 3rd Holy Bull S.-R (GP, $5,574). Sire. Eagle Sound. Winner at 2, $28,405. Dam of 8 foals, 6 winners, including-- PICKOF THE LITTER . 5 wins at 3 and 4, $419,110, Hagyard Fayette S. [G2] (KEE, $120,000)-ntr, 1 1/8 mi. in 1:49 2/5, 3rd Coolmore Lexing- ton S. [G3] (KEE, $20,000). 4th dam ANJELICCO , by Angle Light. 5 wins at 3, $26,525, Carmi S., 2nd Goddess S., Whirlaway S. Set ntr at Cahokia Downs, 5 fur. in :57. Dam of-- ALL FIRED UP . 5 wins to 3, $450,015, Arlington-Washington Futurity- G1 , Ak- Sar-Ben Juvenile S.- G3 , 2nd King's Bishop S.-L, Heritage H.-LR, etc. Sire. ASSOMBRIE . 2 wins at 2, € 32,929, in France, Prix Herod; placed, $41,300, in N.A./U.S., 2nd Santa Ysabel S.-R (SA, $15,000), etc. (Total: $78,171). Dam of BRUSHINGBULLY [L] ($359,778), NAVAJO PEARL ($140,255). Granddam of HAY LITTLE BIT ($385,633), YAWKEY WAY ($127,400). ANGEL LIGHT . 8 wins, 3 to 6, $67,871, Flora S. Cox's Angel. Unraced. Dam of RULED OFF ($140,453), BINGO TIME (8 wins, $130,320), HORNS GRAY ($118,015, dam of AWESOME HUMOR [G1] , 6 wins, $848,950; Dignified Donovan [L], 13 wins, Total: $459,483)). All Fulla Fire. Unraced. Dam of Neverbeendancin' [L] (9 wins, $239,247). Royal Deception. Unplaced. Dam of ISLAND ESCAPE [L] (4 wins, $325,010), Duvalier [L] (4 wins, $154,212), Plunderthepeasants [L] ($107,206). RACE RECORD: At 2, two wins (Hopeful S. [G1] (SAR, $210,000)) in 2 starts; at 3, two wins (Pat Day Mile S. [G3] (CD, $120,280)). Totals: 4 wins in 7 starts. Earned $519,280.
SALES YEARLINGS FROM HIS FIRST CROP IN 2018 INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PURCHASER US$ GOLDEN MISS f. Golden Missile Travis Durr/Jeremiah Englehart 160,000 PRAVIANA c. Tapit Woodford Thoroughbreds 160,000 SWEETNESS GALORE c. Rock Hard Ten Shortleaf Stable 150,000 JENNIE R. c. Awesome Again Billy Williams 120,000 FUNNY PEPPER c. Distorted Humor Dermot Magner, Agent 115,000 WW OLD SCHOOL c. Royal Academy SGV Thoroughbreds 90,000 JACK'S FLAME f. Pulpit B. E. T. Racing 90,000 SALUTE TO SUMMER c. Colonel John Edward Marsh 80,000 ANJORIE f. A.P. Jet Dermot Magner, Agent 75,000 COMANCHE PRINCESS c. Indian Charlie Webb Carroll Training Center/JCE Racing 75,000 HEY LITTLE SISTER c. Jump Start Stonehaven Steadings 75,000 REPEAT c. Bernardini Gary Mottola 70,000 LEADING PERFORMERS BY COMPETITIVE EDGE'S SIRE SUPER SAVER INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE COMPETITIVE EDGE Cape Town Dehere Gr.1 EMBELLISH THE LACE Distant View Phone Trick Gr.1 RUNHAPPY Broken Vow Northern Jove Gr.1 HIGH DOLLAR WOMAN Fusaichi Pegasus Fly So Free Gr.2 I SPENT IT Sky Mesa Sham Gr.2 INSIDE STRAIGHT Southern Halo Restless Native Gr.2 SUPER MAJESTY Go For Gin Regal and Royal Gr.3 AWAKEN Elusive Quality Polish Numbers SW COINCIDENTALLY Sharp Humor Personal Flag SW LIL SUPER BEAR Formal Dinner Crafty Prospector SW STAR SUPER Forestry Gone West SW SUPER ALLISON Wildcat Heir Saint Ballado SW SUPER SERMON Corinthian Known Fact Gr.2-pl HASHTAG BOURBON Robyn Dancer Staff Writer Gr.3-pl SW HEDGE FUND Distorted Humor Storm Cat Gr.3-pl SW MOURINHO More Than Ready Mr Greeley Gr.3-pl SW BIG HIT Hard Spun Formal Dinner Gr.3-pl RANDOMWALK Yes It's True Quiet American Gr.3-pl SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Service Stripe Green Dancer Gr.3-pl MATING SUGGESTIONS: Competitive Edge has the distinction of being one of three Gr.1 winners from the first crop by Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. With the champion two-year-old Maria’s Mon as his grandsire, Competitive Edge was precocious enough - and fast enough - to score by more than ten lengths over six furlongs at Saratoga in July. He was again impressive when upped to seven furlongs in the Gr.1 Hopeful Stakes, scoring by nearly six lengths. These efforts earned him 121 on the Experimental Free Handicap. He went on to extend his unbeaten record to four as a three-year-old, taking the seven-furlong Tamarac Stakes and the Gr.3 Pat Day Mile on Derby day. These four wins were gained by a total of nearly 29 lengths.
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